Merch Review: PotterAlmaMater


Shop:PotterAlmaMater (https://www.etsy.com/shop/PotterAlmaMater)

Rating: 4.5 stars

Merchandise
Type: Harry Potter themed knitted items


Products I Received
: Ravenclaw (movie) Beanie & Ravenclaw (book) bookmark 

Now, I’m not someone who usually wears beanies, or any kind of headwear really, but I know I’m gonna be wearing this one a lot. It’s comfortable, gorgeous colors, and it actually looks good on me (seriously, hats and beanies usually look awful with my hair, so I was very surprised when I looked in the mirror and saw that it actually looked very nice). The bookmark is really cute, kind of like a mini scarf. 

It was very well made, I’m assuming it’ll last a long time (I’ll post in update in maybe 3-6months). Like I said before, the colors were really vibrant, and I like how’s there’s an option between the colors used in the movie and the colors described in the book. I loved the shade of (bronze?) used in the book based items.  Another thing I liked about the beanie was how it was simple enough to blend with everyday clothing, yet still represent the hogwarts houses. 

Overall, I would DEFINITELY recommend this shop to anyone looking for some cute handmade Harry Potter merchandise. They also have neckties, coasters, headbands and a ton of other items. 

Product Review: Dana Decals

**I received free samples in exchange for an honest review of these products. This did not in any way effect my review. Everything stated below is my own opinion on these products based on my experience with them**

  Shop:  Dana Decals (danadecals.com)

Product Type: Vinyl wall decals & custom quotes

Rating: 5 stars

Products I Received:  Shoot for the Moon quote, Chalkboard Vinyl Speech Bubble, Brown Arrow Chevron, Olive Arrow Chevron, Stars pattern, Blue Hearts, Black Beetles pattern, & Black Swiss Cross Plus Sign pattern
Wow. 

These decals exceeded my every expectation. I was extremely satisfied by them. 

The decals are high quality and surprisingly very easy to apply. You just peel off the solid colored paper, apply the sticker where you’d like it to go, and then peel away the transfer paper.  

The colors were vivid and rich, and they were very smoothly textured.  My favorites were the chalkboard speech bubbles and the gold stars. 

They took about a week to ship. I expected them to come in maybe an envelope type thing, but the packaging was very nice. They came in a tube with the company’s logo on it and it was firmly closed.  The decals where rolled up inside but it was easy to smooth them out afterwards. 

Dana Decals has very nice products and I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for some adorable decorations. 

Book Review: Break Me Like A Promise

Break Me Like A Promise by Tiffany Schmidt 

Series:  Once Upon A Crime Family Book 2

Rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: June 7th, 2016 

Source: NetGalley 


How often do I like a sequel better than the first one? Almost never, which is why this book was so suprising. I usually don’t like it when the main character  changes to someone else in a series. This book also has a lot more to do with the criminal and political aspect of the Families and the  Organ Trade. 

Maggie is SO different from Penny. I’ll admit, she wasn’t very likable in the beginning, but giver her some time, the girl’s been through ALOT. 

She is so strong and determined, the only girl in an all male business. She has to work for every little bit of respect she has. She’s business minded and focused on profits rather than the patients. She doesn’t understand that people die without transplants. Her grief over Carter so real, and no one understands because her relationship with Carter was a secret. The fact that she’s able to overcome it is so inspiring. 

The romance is better than the first book’s, were it  just seemed to happen too fast. In Break Me Like A Promise it’s a nice slow burn, and even better, a hate to love  story. 

You do need to have read the first book to really understand this one. It’s fun to see how Penny and Char have ended up, and I like how even though they’re secondary characters they still grow and overcome even more challenges. 

All in all, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read. 

Merch Review: Love Squalor

HELLO BOOKAHOLICS,

I’M BACK!!!

I know, I know. You missed me SOOOO much (ha, no). 

 Sorry for the recent inactivity. Finals had me super busy and stressed, and between studying and binge-listening to Hamilton,  I had no time to post anything. Now that it’s summer I can finally dedicate all of my time reading, fangirling, binge-watching, and blogging.  (Such an exciting  lifestyle, I know)

Ok, now  on to business! 


Shop: Love Squalor (https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveSqualor)

Rating: 4 stars

Merchandise Type: Bookish Jewelry (aka the best kind of jewlrey)

Products I Received: To Kill A Mockingbird necklace & Sherlock wire charm bracelet. 
I stumbled upon this cute little shop on Etsy about a week ago, and instantly fell in love with it.

 The items I got were good quality, and I love how each one had a little quote on it.  The jewlery  is simple enough to blend in with everyday clothing, but still relate to the book it’s based off of. 

The shipping was fast, it only took 2 days for me to receive it, which is pretty awesome considering how I live on almost the opposite side of the country.     

The little box it came in (shown above) was cute, with the shops name displayed on the front and a purple ribbon tied around it. Each piece of jewelry had a little mini book cover of the book it’s from. It would make for a perfect gift for a bookaholic. 

I would definitely recommend this shop to anyone looking for cute bookish jewlrey, especially necklaces.

  My favorite was definitely the TKAM necklace, but this Sherlock bracelet ain’t coming off anytime soon either. 
May we meet again (yes I watch The 100, please tell me you do too)